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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Hdited for the Home HOME EDIT I VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PEK COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED VVIKE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 3 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 177 Identifying by Tickets Not Favored By U S Opinion Davis Says MASON CITY BAND IN FINALS By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTO N May 3 In cer tain parts of the old w o r 1 d each citizen is required to carry a ticket about with him everywhere for purposes of iden tification if called on by the author ties to give an account of himself If anyone ever has favored such a system for A m e r i c ans in this country at any rate in peace time he has not deemed it judicious to say so offi cially Nevertheless for a long while Sec retary of Labor Davis has advocated it for foreigners in the sUnited States His argument is that it would be a great help to immigra tion officials in spotting smuggled in aliens whenever they picked one up his lack of an identification ticket would be prima facie evi dence of the illegality of his pres ence hero and they couW deport him without further formality However Secretary Davis never has succeeded in getting to first base with this idea public opinion would not stand for it even for for eigners INVITING alien sojoumers in our i midst to take out identification tickets voluntarily for their own Turn n Isige 2 Column GANDHI ARREST DRAWS NEARER Next Move in Events in May 3 next fwove of the government in twas awaited here today with M C CENSUS FIGURES GIVE INCREASE IN LAST DECADE Almost Completed Re turns Announced by Barth MASON CITYS population is 23 273 according to the practically completed 1930 census Li P Barth Cresco superinten dent of the census for this district made this announcement while in Mason City Saturday making the final check with enumerators This number will probably be in creased by 25 or 30 with a few fi nal names are submitted according to Mr Barth Two of the enumer ators still have a few reports lo make Gain ot 3208 The population represents a gain of 3208 persons over the 1920 cin susancl a substantial gain over ihe 1925 census when the figure was 22515 The population by wards waa First 5424 second 6336 third 5827 and fourth 5445 The I O O F home has 241 residents in addi tion Mr Barth staled the schedule would remain open another week in order to give enumerators md others a final opportunity to send m additional names At the Chamber of Commerce of fices it was stated that Mr Earths Population Is Reported as 23273 STIRS U S CAB1NE1 India con siderable interest Feeling was wide spread that it would involve arrest of Mahatma leader of the civil disobedience campaign Bont bay dispatches indicated the arrest might be made whenever Gandhi fulfills either of two threats the first to come to Bombay to lead personally his passive resistance movement or the other tomove on i Dharsana and seize the government controlled salt depots there A Bombay dispatch to the Daily Mail suggested that Gandhi know ingly had placed conditions on his going to Bombay which he knew would not be complied with I These conditions included require ment of 100000 followers wearing homespun foreswearing violence practicing rigorous self denial and pledging themselves to devote one hour each day to hand spinning The Mail said that fewer than 3000 had responded to the call Earl Russell under secretary in the India office in a speech last night at Southampton remarked that Gandhis campaign professed nonviolence and added Gandhi expresses himself as very sorrowful that this has been the case but says that it is a necessary result If it is a necessary result steps must be taken to put an end to it Russell deplored that while the government sympathetically waa doing all possible to bring the peo ple of India together in a confer ence where they might submit their claims ami demands freely and have them examined a certain propor tion of tha population preferred civil disobedience and even violence An expression of opinion that six of the ten members of President Hoovers cabinet are convinced that the dry law is a failure presented lo the senate lobby committee by Wil liam Stayton chairman of thc hoard of the Association Against tho Prohibition Amend ment has produced replies from Secretaries Stimsnn Adams ami Lament that the charges iiro unjustified Stayton is slniwn above as he appeared before the committee it Wash ington Market Off Again After Brief Rally NEW YORK May 3 stock market was depressed by a fresh landslide of selling today and COLORADO WETS SEEKING TO GET REPEAL ACTION Leaders Strengthen Party Lines for Debenture Vote Tariff Ballot Brings Lresn mnusnae or semng Louay HUU pv T F1 1 I suffered severe losses comparable j JJrVS InSlSt rTOPOSal Will Tn nf vpRtorrliiv Affpr KRllinir enumerators have evidently mndo a thoro count Before tho official workers started an unofficial can vass was taken Chamber ot Commerce workers under the direc tion of Postmaster G M Woodruff The entire results of this canva was checked by the city carriers of thc postoffice department Is Substantial Gain The results reached by the enu merators closely followed that ob tained by the chamber Additions were made in some divisions and slight decreases in others While there was some disappointment ex pressed that the population did not reach 25000 it was felt that the figure reached by the enumerators shows a substantial gain It was pointed out that Mason City too is suffering from the trend of ma chinery and that plants such as the cement factories are not using the same number of men as formerly The local enumerators reported practically no vacant houses and few cases of unemployment thus substantiating the report of the R L Polk and company directory officials i The 12 enumerators who had charge of the big project of count ing Mason City residents and i getting much data about each one are Charles C Willey Mrs Sue Keltz Miss Irene Hamblin Lam bert Phillips Mrs Helen R Parkins Misa Eleanor Mabin Mrs Nels Malm Mrs Anna S Fesler Cora Kennedy Mae V Holman Theo dore D Wilkinson and Mary G Stebbins SMSONCITYftNS SUFFER FROM GAS Mother and Two Daughters Partially Overcome Blame Leaky Pipe Suffering from gas which is thot to have escaped from a leaky pipe Maxine Snyder 8 daughter of Mrs George W Snyder was found un conscious in licr home 509 South Pennsylvania avenue Saturday aft ernoon Two others Mrs Snyder and an olher daughter Mary were also suffering from the gas Maxine was unconscious when found The other two were in a semiconscious condition when neighbors came to their rescue A physician was called and the three are reported to be recovering Mr Snyder who had been home for the noon meal had left the home with a splitting headache but was not aware of the fact that the gas was the cause of this COOPER STILL MILLION RECORDED AUNT HET By Robert Quiilen Mary Ellen kept her old plates when she had her new teeth made an I know it worries her to have some old thing on hand she cant offer as a bridge prize DES MOINES May 3 Nearly a million lowans had been recorded officially into the 1930 fed eral census today With supervisors turning in pre liminary reports on scores of cities towns and townships daily the pre diction was made that the complete count would be available by the middle of May at least Well over 1100 of the approx imately 2600 census divisions had been reported with others coming in at a rapid rate Burlington with a 1930 count ot 26719 held the honor of being the largest city so far reported It showed an increaSe of 2062 or 111 per cent for the decade and added evidence to the prediction that most of the cities would show substantial increases while towns and rural dis tricts are declining Pepping Dp Things PITTSBURGH Pa May 3 UPi a recent wedding when the Lohengrin Wedding March proved too slow and something faster was demanded the musicians obliged with Sousa3 war march The Stars and Stripes Forever His Duty to Make Prison Secure and Safe Says Governor COLUMBUS Ohio May 3 Satisfied that his own responsibil ity is clear in the Easter Monday tire that took the lives of 320 Ohio penitentiary convicts Governor Cooper today made a further study of reports of his special board of inquiry and investigators for State Fire Marshal Ray R Gill The governor said he deemed it his responsibility to make the pri son fireproof and secure and to j see that it is manned so as to bring about modern administrative control and discipline after a pre liminary inspection of the reports The two reports while differing as to the probable cause of the fire were agreed that certain unfavor able conditions existed and thst negligence waa in part responsible for the great loss of life The board of Inquiry held that there was serious delav in sending in a fire alarm that prison had not designated someone to take command inside the walls in sich an emergency and that fire nrght have been caused by one of throe electric wir ing incendiarism and spontaneous combustion It reported that strong circumstantial evidence indicated the blaze was due to defective wir ing in two cell blocks With the military stil in control of affairs inside the wnlls and Col Robert Haubrichs plan of gradu ally returning the convicts to their routine labors in full operation activities at Ihe penitentiary ver slowly returning to normal today to those of yesterday After selling off from a few cents to about SIT a share in the first hour tne market rallied moderately only to display renewed weakness just before the close Before the close sales for thc two hour trading period exceeded 000 shares the largest on record fur a Saturday session Vanadium Off 317 Among the days extreme losses Vanadium and J 1 Case lost about and a share respectively Among the pivotal shares U S Steel was a weak spot selling ofl nearly a share and reaching its lowest level of the day just before the close Trading was in the largest vol ume experienced since the dark days of last November The stock and curb exchange tickers fell about an hour behind transactions and up to the minute qviotations Iere available only thru brokers nivate telephone wires to the floor The lateness of the ticker caused xtreme nervousness in speculative ilrcles and swelled the volume of in the late trading Trading Was Large Trading in the first hour was In enormous volume blocks of 5000 to 30000 shares changing hands The blocltait was stated in brokerage weakly or nerv ouslyheld stock shaken loose by the severe break late yesterday Weakened marginal holdings and the holdings of a few large pools whose managers had become dis couraged or who were unable to get further banking accomodations were dumped on to the market Hundred Hit New Lows While about a hundred shares plumbed new low levels for 1930 Lhe general level of prices was maintained well above those of the first of the year The rail shares ap peared to have been well deflated in the sellingof Thursday and gen erally were more stable than other groups Several leading industrials were well supported until the final drop Curb slocks went tumbling along with stocks on the big board Cities Service a spectacular feature in the curb crash last fall dropped about a share to around 530 During the first hour brokers hoped for a substantial rally before the close It was stated that a few large pools had been forced to liquidate and that when this liqui dation was completed bear oper ators would probably hurry to cover their short commitments and cause a substantial rebound The large volume of frightened liquidation from all sources which poured into i the market in the last hour how ever reassured the bears and per mitted those who desired to do so to cover without bidding up stocks Chicago Has Record Sales CHICAGO May 3 on the Chicago stock exchange today established a new record for the short two hour Saturday session totaling 562800 shares The previous record was mads last Aug 3 when 340000 shares changed hands A new record Sat urday in the board market was also established with 5314000 worth of bonds changed hands A break in the market started the selling wave Be Defeated at Polls DENVER Colo May 3 the third time in the last 14 years Colorado wets have started a formal effort to obtain repeal or modifica tion of the state prohibition law A notice intention to circulate a petition among voters seeking to have the question of repeal placed on a state ballot was filed yester day with the secretary of state Battle lines immediately were drawn on the issue with announce ment by Mrs Adrianna Hunger ford president of the Womens Christian Temperance Union of Colorado that the move would be fought to a showdown The sug gested repeal is expected to become the main issue in the fall elections Vrnorn Heads Headquarters for the group spon m House Voting Lineup BULLETIN WASHINGTON Mny 3 house tixlny rrjcitud Uiu senate debenture umriulmiiil to Ibo tariff bill May 3 republican leaders of the house today sought lo rccstablisli their shattered voting lines for import ant ballots on the export debenture plan and other amendments to thc tariff bill written into that measure by the senates democraticindepen dent republican coalition In spite oC yesterdays i which fixed the sugar duty at two cents a pound on imports from Cu i ba and stripplcti virtually all du ties from lumber and shingles me I republican spokesmen conft dent of a majority against the de i bcnture proposal llchiHititru IMun IJu With votes also on the senaes plan for flexible tariff rates and i its amendment to provide a renr ganization of thc tariff commis 1 ci HEADS LIONS sion the leaders expected acljourn drivcTwiTfbe estab mcnt tonight to find all house ic lished in Denver in a few days Dr I tion a the tariff measure mm pleted The senate is to take up ihe I conference report and the bills iew provisions still in dispute next week The debenture plan under which it is intended that the tarmevs The Kcv Raymond Grant former Mason Cityan WHH elected district governor of tli5 Lions iliih ut the Murshivlltnwn convention succeeding Dr C I Starr Mason City 1 M Vroom leader of the repeal move said After the necessary sig natures are obtained a direct cam paign to carry the proposition di recting to all voters will be started filed witVi the shall receivea government state the wets stated specifically that legalization of the saloon would not be sought A vote is to be asked on amendment of the state constitution authorizing dis tribution of intoxicating liquors by such agencies persons firms or corporations and under such laws j house had disapproved it by a as would be enacted by the legislaj ord vote of 250 to In ture Says State Is Dry The first attempt at modification i the proposal denouncing of the state law took place less than economic absurdity 12 months after it went ijito effect in 1916 when a light wines and beer campaign met an ill fated end at the polls with a majority of 85789 against modification The second at tempt in 1926 had a like result when 107749 votes were cast for the proposal and 151072 against The state is dry Mrs Hunger ford said and its going to stay dry The W C T U will not shirk its responsibility to the electorate to keep it informed of attempts to repeal the law Dr Vroom was equally emphatic in stating his case on exported agricultural com modi ties first came into prominence in connection with the farm relief bill which became law last summer Twice the senate voted to include it in that measure and only r cecled from its position after the i rfccr thr meanwhile President Hoover had been outspoken in his objection to it as nn Hoover Is Opposed At the height of its power thc democraticindependent republican coalition of the senate attached the debenture scheme to the tariff iH in a slightly modified form the measure was sent to confer ence thesenate committee was pledged to reach no agreement on this provision and the flexible tar iff clause without seeking niMI CPiirji o Fapn nliiiim lil LIONS GOVERNOR Delegates Indorse Dr Star for Any Further Office He May Seek MARSHALLTOWN May 3 Rev A Raymond Grant of Vinton yesterday was elected gov ernor of the ninth district of this Iowa Lions club succeeding Dr C F Starr of Mason City Dale B Carrell of the Keokuk gale city was elected welfare director John Hantla of Sioux City who was nominated for governor with drew in favor of Grant Davenport was chosen unani mously for the 1H31 convention The indorsed Dr Starr for any international offfice he may seek at the convention at Denver Lhii summer LOCAL PLAYERS GIVEN EDGE AT STATE CONTEST Council Bluffs Is Also in Class A School Competition KOITOKS NOTK An edi tion containing tho final results nt Uu music nuttrst will he on Ilin slriits 7 oclock I SlKNCK Staff TOW A CITY May City 1 high school and Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs competed in the state music festival finals in class A band at 1 lf oclock Saturday after noon Tliesc two were easily out standing in the preliminaries with experts giving Ivlason City a slight edge Jcla Grove Manchester and Dcnl son qualified in class B and Harley Truer and Huzelton in class C Ma son Citys special train wilt arrive in its home town nt oclock Saturday night leaving here at oclock Orchuslm Is Second The Mason City orchestra was ecotul to Abraham Lincoln high Jcmncil Bluffs which won first m Class A orchestra competition Fri day night East Waterloo was third and Burlington was fourth Mason Citys girls glee club was third in its event West Waterloo winning Roosevelt of Dfcs Moixsea was second and Crestou third T laAte Mills took second in class B mixed chorus with Perry first Lemars third and Sigourney fourth East Des Moines won the boys glee club event with Abraham Lin coln of Council Bluffs second Grant high of Cedar Rapids third and Iowa City fourth Mason City failed to place as it did also in mixed chorus class A won by North DCS Moines Stanhope Holds Lend IOWA CITY May 3 With Stanhope high school holding the lead in the state music contest the finals of the state competition were scheduled for today The class C Turn to 2 Column LIFE TERM IS GIVEN MKINNEY Slayer of His Two Daughters Sentenced to Ft Madison NEWTON May 3 Mc Kinney Milchellville farmer to day was sentenced to life imprison ment in the state penitentiary on his plea of guilty to slaying his two daughters Artie Dora 25 and Gladys 12 McKinney appearing with his at torneys withdrew n previous plea of not guilty was sentenced and taken at once to Fort Madison Judge J G Patterson imposed a life sentence on each of the two first degree murder charges McKinney who is 52 years old killed his daughters on bis farm near Mitohcllville March 2G beating Artie Dorn to and then shoot ing Gladys DICKllS BACKING LEGGE Support of President and Federal Farm Board Is Urged LEON May 3 of President Hoover and the federal farm board against the United chamber of comnvjrct was urged upon lowans today by Con gressman L J Dickinson candi date for the republican senatorial nomination Dickinson said in a speech pre pared for delivery here thai his nomination would be notice to the country that Iowa is staiidiiig be hind the farm board I make this statement1 he said because I believe that Ihe farm Board is a permanent silutlon of the agricultural problem while my opponent Mr Hammill believes that the problem has not been solved but is one tiiat is entitled to serious consideration and ma ture thot Thus the issue between us is clear cut I believe in action I be I lieve the great organizations whicli have been set up by the farm board and which arc fanner owned and farmer controlled should be all owned to function to stabilize farm commodity prices Mr Hammill be lieves in inaction Dickinson quoted Chairman Lcgge of the farm board as being in agreement with his own beliefs Survey of Dairy Markets in Iowa Towns Conducted by U S Health Service DES MOINES May 3 M Miller of the United States public health service is conducting milk surveys in many Iowa cities with the cooperation of the Iowa depart ments of agriculture and public health The departments hope to obtain information which may guide co operating agencies in working nut permanent policies to insure the highest quality of milk for human consumption The Rev Grant is a former resi i dent of Mason City having been secretary of the V M C A prior to thc arrival of C E Oilman He came here as pastor of thc Olivet Methodist church He is a graduate of Cornell college Hollywood Author Dies ALBUQ1JERQUK N M May a Lorna Moone author and Hollywood scenario writer died here yesterday Her body will be cremated in Los Angeles and thc ashes sent to her former home in I Stricken Abcidecnshire Scotland Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal May That chamber of commerce uf the United States that is in session in Washington now is running true to chamber of commerce form They have thc maximum o f objections with all thc mini mum of rem edies for all o u r natiunti ills Of all the things that this country is suf fering from the greatest is over production of organizations or ganized to help somebody that dont need the help as bad as the organization itself Its not taxes that keeps us flat Its dues When a failure form something When the judgment day comes half of America will be on their way to some convention and the other half will be signing ap plication blanks Yours WILL ROCFORK OELWEIN CHILD KILLED BY GAR 16 Year Old Driver Crashed Into Sidewalk to Avoid Collision OELWEIN May Z IPi John Rus sell Northcote 8 was killed an1 three other children were injured last night when a car driven by Harold Reescr 10 crashed into thc sidewalk where thc children were walking and turned over on them pinning them beneath Roeser swerved into the sidewalk as he was attempting In avert a collision with another car Neither he nor two olhrr nrcii pants were injured nil ho the eir was wrecked Two British Steamers Reported in Collision LONDON May 3 Gravesend wireless station said to day thc British steamers Maine from New York and Hollywood out ward bound collided at Longrcach this morning The Holywood was put ashore seriously damaged Thc Holywoods principal dam ages were on her starboard side abreast of No 2 hold The ship was a small coasting trade vessel plying between London and Sunciciland The Maine proceeded to Royal Al bert dock with extent of its damage unknown here Senator Broolthart threatens to join the democratic party It seems Hie democratic party has all the hard Inch Jlohr I Customs Guards Renew Searching of Visitors noorKS IOWA WEATHER Irnbalily showers or thunder storms beginning Saturday night or Sunday except fnir Saturday night In extreme cast portion slightly warmer Satur day night in west and central portions LOCAL STATISTICS fT Otif Rniinrl CloneGazette weather figures g uuiDouna onip holir pcriod cndlng al 8 ociocu NEW YORK May 3 Saturday morning ing n practice abandoned some months ago customs guards last night searched all visitors leaving the North German Lloyd liner Bre men prior to her sailing from her Brooklyn pier No arrests were made but sev eral pints and half pints of liquor were seized More than 7000 vis itors were searched as they left the ship the government patting the pockets of the men and examining wraps carried by women i Another squad searched the ships staterooms and in cases where licuior was found inquired whether it had Dccn purchased from Ihe boots crew Automobiles on thc i pier also wore gone over Warmest Friday tnolist in Night At 8 A M Saturday 45 flt With the wind back in the soutE Saturday morning the mercury was doing a rapid rise and by the mid dle of thc forenoon had passed the maximum reached Friday WEEKS FORECAST Outlook for the week beginning Monday May for the Upper Mis 1 sisslppi and lower Missouri Valleyi I and the northern and central greal plains Rather frequent precipita tion no marked extremes of tern perature AL ;